An operation (process) as a result of which several microcomponents are isolated in
one step. This may be achieved in one of two ways, by transportation either of the
matrix or of the microcomponents into a second phase. The first method is widely used
in the analysis of relatively simple substances and materials.
PAC, 1979, 51, 1195
(Separation and preconcentration of trace substances. I - Preconcentration for inorganic
on page 1198
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